Faculty are developing more effective methods and instruments for conducting research with diverse populations in a broad range of settings. They also are working to facilitate the movement of the findings from research into practice. In many cases, years pass before the findings from research lead to changes in practice. SON faculty are testing interventions designed to speed the transfer of research into practice by translating research findings for use in real world settings. Many of these researchers are working closely with clinical and community partners to ensure that the results of their studies meet the needs of practitioners. Faculty are pioneering the development of methods for synthesizing the findings from both qualitative and quantitative studies so that they may better inform both research and practice.
Currently funded research studies (studies may be listed in more than one focus area):